It was a moment that crystallizes an important facet of the Obama crowd from Chicago: unself-conscious arrogance marinated in utter ignorance of the guardians of our liberty. Mike Riggs of the Daily Caller reports:
During an exclusive dinner hosted Monday by the Alfalfa Club, Obama adviser Valerie Jarret ...was seated at the head table along with several other big-name politicians and a handful of high-ranking military officials. As an officer sporting several stars walked past Jarrett, she signaled for his attention and said, "I'd like another glass of wine."
White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee, who was seated next to Jarret, began "cracking up nervously," our tipster said, but no one pointed out to Jarrett that the man sporting a chestful of medals was not her waiter.
"The guy dutifully went up and got her a glass of wine, and then came back and gave it to her and took a seat at the table," our tipster said. "Everyone is in tuxedos and gowns at this thing, but the military people are in full dress uniform."
I doubt very much that Jarrett has any inkling of what it takes to earn senior rank and a chest full of medals in the United States military. Born to privilege, educated at elite schools starting with prep school, and a consummate insider in Chicago politics, Jarrett jas no concept of military service, and obviously no respect for those who sacrifice to guard our liberty.Hat tip: Instapundit
The mask slipped.